Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: I was charged with falsification documents and criminal tools. Insurance fraud. Am I going to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

That you missed one time and had to reschedule is not going to have a major impact on the outcome. You really ought to have an attorney for this. Police officers are not very reliable sources of legal advice and often minimize to keep people calm. You need a lawyer familiar with the judge you'll be dealing with to make any kind of accurate prediction regarding the potential penalty.
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Q: What is the traffic violation code 74.21A

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Every little town has its own codes, plus there are state codes. Who wrote the ticket?
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Q: Is it legal for an Arkansas judge to have you arrested and extradited from another state for a misdemeanor?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

It is certainly legal for the judge to issue a warrant, legal for the officers to arrest him in Ohio based upon that warrant, and legal for them to extradite him. Not many jurisdictions would be willing to pay for extradition over this, but that's really up to the judge in Arkansas. What is the misdemeanor charge? Burglary is almost certainly a felony in Arkansas just as it is here in Ohio. Does Arkansas have a new charge on him for no payment?
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Q: I was arrested in 2011. The charge is resisting arrest. Am I able to get that off my record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Provided you are otherwise eligible and completed your sentence, yes.
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Q: Is it true that if I move prior to going to court, the eviction won't be on my credit report?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Once an eviction is filed in court, your name is in the public court records as defendant, even if you move out and the eviction is dismissed. The eviction could show up in your credit reports also. So try to negotiate with the landlord to avoid filing the eviction.
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Q: I allowed my son to say with his father while i went to school

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

See prior answer to this question. But if you are going to leave your son in his father's care or the care of someone else, then you should sign a power of attorney to them, authorizing them to get medical care for your son if there is an emergency and you cannot be reached, and make sure that they have a copy if needed. You also should provide information to them about your son's health insurance.
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Q: What do i do about my childs fathers girlfriend signing legal documents for my childs medical

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Start with the medical facilities at which she and he are doing that, and inform the facilities that those two have no rights to information about your child. If they have wrongfully obtained information or drugs, then report that also. If he father has no custody rights, then how is your child even in his care? Use the Find a Lawyer tab and talk to a local family law attorney.
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Q: The father has not seen them in 3yrs but he messages me every 3m and asks how they are doing when is it abandonment

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

HIs name on the birth certificate is not sufficient. Since you were never married to him, he has no parental rights until he establishes paternity and files in court in Ohio to try to get any parental rights. If he does that, the court will order him to pay child support. You do not have to give him any contact at all, with you or the children, until a court says so. You can block his number and not communicate with him. Use the Find a lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney to...
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Q: I am cancelling a membership today with the following language and would like your opinion on my actual cancellation dat

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

That contract excerpt alone is not sufficient to answer your question. The cancellation date will not be earlier than either Sept. 30, if notice is given before that date.
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Q: If the father is already on the birth certificate, does he still have to take a DNA test?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Yes he does. Signing the birth certificate does not establish paternity in OH.
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Q: My son has lived with me for six years. Im not on the birth certificate but i am his dad. Can she come take him?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Yes, she can. Until you establish paternity and go to court to have the court grant you parental rights, she can do that. If you go to court, the court will consider that you have been the primary care giver. The court can grant you custody, and require her to pay you child support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney to start that process.
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Q: I am entering a partnership with someone and need assistance on how to protect myself.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Contracts, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

You are prudent to seek assistance for your business relationship and protection of your artwork - before you begin. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and contact a local business attorney who can advise you and answer questions about business formation and copyright protection.
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Q: Does a deed-in-lieu affect my wife's credit? I was not married when I purchased the home, but bank requests her to sign

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

It depends on whether your wife's name is on any of the financing documents that lead to the need for the deed. The deed itself shouldn't do much to her credit, but the reason for having to sign it might. She can check her credit report at FTC.GOV and www.annualcreditreport.com
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Q: Getting back Secuirty deposit issue

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

You can sue for the return of your security deposit. You can sue for 2x the amount wrongfully withheld, plus your attorney fees. Use the Find Lawyer tab and consult an attorney.
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Q: My neighbor said she is going to move a fence line because it is 5' into her property. The fence has been in place for

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Yes, a claim for adverse possession can succeed if the property has been used for 21 years continuously, counting both your ownership and prior ownership. But you would have to go to court to make that claim, and the court would have to agree. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact a local real estate attorney at once, before she moves the fence.
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Q: I've had a 15 year old boy living in my home for over a year

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

He has been abandoned by his parents. Contact child services. They could give you custody, or put him in foster care.
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Q: I put in an offer to buy a house in Ohio. Seller countered our offer with 2 counter offers and we picked one.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Does the contract have financing or inspection contingency? Those could allow you to terminate the contract, if the bank won't qualify you for a loan or if you are not satisfied with the inspection. Advise the seller that you are unable to get a loan, and see what happens. Perhaps there are other potential buyers. If the seller threatens to sue you, use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local real estate attorney.
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Q: Can a married mother with no court orders leave Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

You could move, but it could take 6 months to establish residency in a new state to give that state jurisdiction, so he could go to court here in OH, and the OH court could order you to return the children. Before doing anything, use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney here in OH where you are living, to discuss all the facts and advise you.
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Q: I have a friend that had and accident and the title is in his name but he didn't get it registered what could happen

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2017

A case or claim can still be pursued. It will depend on the coverage in place for the other driver and the particular insurance regulations for the state where the crash took place. Your friend should contact a local attorney to discuss his rights and recommended courses of action.
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Q: My husband and I have been living separately for a year now. How do I go about getting a divorce if I cannot afford one?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2017

Go on the domestic relations court web site in the OH county in which you live and review the forms and other information for divorce. Some courts also have legal clinics to assist, but you are prudent to have an attorney, because if you make a mistake, then it can be very difficult or impossible to fix later. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult some local divorce attorneys.
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